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NCJ Number: 39764 Find in a Library
Title: DYNAMICS OF A HOMEOSTATIC PUNISHMENT PROCESS
Journal: JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW & CRIMINOLOGY  Volume:67  Issue:3  Dated:(SEPTEMBER 1976)  Pages:317-334
Author(s): A BLUMSTEIN; J COHEN; D NAGIN
Corporate Author: Williams and Wilkins Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Williams and Wilkins Co
Baltimore, MD 21202
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EXAMINATION OF THE THEORY THAT A HOMEOSTATIC PROCESS OPERATES WITHIN A SOCIETY TO MAINTAIN A STABLE LEVEL OF PUNISHMENT.
Abstract: FIRST, THE TIME SERIES OF THE IMPRISONMENT DATA FOR THE UNITED STATES, NORWAY, AND CANADA ARE ANALYZED TO PROVIDE AN EMPIRICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE STRUCTURE OF THE DATA. THESE RESULTS INDICATE A STRIKING SIMILARITY IN THE DATA STRUCTURES IN THE THREE COUNTRIES STUDIED. DIFFERENT MODELS OF THE CRIME AND IMPRISONMENT PROCESS ARE THEN EXPLORED IN AN EFFORT TO CHARACTERIZE AN UNDERLYING PROCESS THAT WOULD GENERATE THE KINDS OF TIME SERIES OBSERVED. A SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS IS THEN PERFORMED TO IDENTIFY HOW THE DIFFERENT PARAMETERS OF ONE SUCH MODEL CONTRIBUTE TO NATIONAL DIFFERENCES IN OBSERVED LEVELS OF PUNISHMENT. STATISTICAL TABLES AND FIGURES DOCUMENT THE NARRATIVE PORTION OF THE TEXT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...KAP
Index Term(s): Canada; Criminology; Data analysis; Models; Norway; Punishment; Statistical analysis; United States of America
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